All I’m gonna say about Thanksgiving is ENJOY it! I’m not going to tell you to make your mashed potatoes with chicken stock or to consider substituting a tofu turkey aka tofurkey for the real deal. All that nonsense is unrealistic and takes the fun out of an awesome holiday. What I will remind you is that Thanksgiving is a day, not a weekend. Thanksgiving Thursday followed by left-over Friday can quickly turn into So Who Cares Saturday, and Heck It’s Sunday So I’ll Have Pie. This all adds up to the first 5 of the 15 holiday pounds that we typically put on over the season’s festivities. Have everything you want on Thursday. Taste it ALL! You might not want to heap your plate high the first time. From what I know of Thanksgiving, multiple times of filling plates is a tradition. Try putting a bit of everything you want on your plate and going back for seconds (or thirds) of whatever you thought was worth the return trip. If you heap your plate high the first time, you might clean your plate just to make room for more of the stuff you really want. I love mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. I won’t take much stuffing because I can take it or leave it. You should probably consider a morning walk and maybe one after the first round of eating. You know there are at least 2 rounds that day. Some of you may try to have a family football game. Alex and I will be doing the much anticipated Turkey Trot. So enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family or friends, or if you are lucky like the Kuhels, with both. Have a guilt-free meal that celebrates all that you makes you grateful. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and may your holiday meal begin and end on Thursday.
Until next time…Live Well! -Toni Kuhel